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Submitted: 09-26-1998 by Mike Ray

My first composite boat--so of course I'm going to rate it highly. The 8 is actually an average: the Meridian without the skeg gets a 9, w/ a 7. Paddled them these last two summers just about every day (am a guide w/ an outfitter in midcoast Maine). They were just what I neede--for little 2 hour tours, half-days, or overnites. Turn on dime (w/o the skeg--even when up, of course--MUCH more responsive tho) Get it on edge w/ no effort whatsoever and its going to stay there as long as you want. Wicked comfortable seat (I can spend 8 hours sitting in that thing easy). And an easy carry. Cons: it's not a huge boat so, even w/ a skeg, it takes somes work handling it in big water. Won't take the kitchen sink either so have to do some planning when packing. And the skeg--in a kevlar model the skeg, box, cable and some other stiffening they build into it all add some weight that affects performance. But what're you going to do--the boat needs one for extended touring in waves! GREAT BOAT. (and well built, too)
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